Kevin Youkilis left the game after being hit with a pitch by Daniel Cabrera in the fifth inning. He suffered a left triceps contusion, but X-rays were negative.
Youkilis stared at Cabrera all the way to first base after being struck, but no further action occurred. Youkilis started the game at third base while Mike Lowell DH'd. Youkilis was replaced in the top of the sixth at third by Jed Lowrie.